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Raleigh, North Carolina
Clearwater, Florida
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Raleigh is 41% less densely populated than Clearwater.
People are 2% less likely to be married in Clearwater.
The Median Age is 11.9 years younger in Raleigh.

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PEOPLE
 Raleigh, NCClearwater, FLUnited States
 Population451,066113,003321,418,820
 Population - 2010382,729108,044308,745,538
 Population - 2000276,093108,787285,036,114
 Population - 1990207,95198,784251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now116.91%14.39%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now63.38%3.88%12.76%
 Pop. Density3,1304,40191
 Land Area144263,531,905
 Water Area114264,837
 Median Age32.544.437.4
 Female Population51.91%52.39%50.81%
 Male Population48.09%47.61%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Raleigh, NCClearwater, FLUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.79%5.87%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.57%4.98%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.00%4.70%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.37%2.85%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.10%3.55%4.35%
 Age 21 to 247.56%4.68%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3418.05%12.06%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4415.19%12.03%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.53%14.49%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.96%6.56%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.01%6.96%5.72%
 Age 65 to 744.96%10.21%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.74%7.94%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.20%3.14%1.85%
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 RACE
 Raleigh, NCClearwater, FLUnited States
 White53.95%71.56%62.77%
 Black28.52%10.45%12.24%
 Asian4.28%2.58%4.95%
 Native American0.22%0.19%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.09%0.06%0.16%
 Other0.32%0.06%0.20%
 Two or More Races1.70%1.94%2.13%
 Hispanic10.91%13.17%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic89.09%86.83%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Raleigh, NCClearwater, FLUnited States
 Households166,31647,015116,211,000
 Family Households93,59525,79876,958,100
 Non Family Households72,72121,21739,253,000
 Household Size2.422.272.63
 Married Population42.83%45.12%50.58%
 Single Population57.18%54.88%49.42%
 Now Married40.11%42.37%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.71%2.74%2.17%
 Never Married42.43%30.31%32.55%
 Widowed4.18%8.42%5.95%
 Divorced10.56%16.15%10.92%
 Married, w/children32.64%20.59%31.68%
 Married, no children35.02%47.72%41.44%
 Single, w/children23.13%20.61%16.94%
 Single, no children9.21%11.09%9.95%
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